Polyphaga

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Translingual[edit]

Bostrichus capucinus, an example of one of the Polyphaga

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From Ancient Greek πολύς (polús) "many" + Ancient Greek φαγεῖν (phageîn) "to eat", reflecting the wide variety of foods eaten across this group

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Polyphaga

  1. A taxonomic suborder within the order Coleoptera – a very great number of beetles having the prothoracic pleuron not externally visible but fused with the trochantin.
  2. (Polyphaga f) A taxonomic genus within the family Polyphagidae – a cockroach.

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